Hey guys , sort of Canadian rider today .
We have a 2016 Honda C B R 500 R A .
This model here is literally what any beginner motorcyclist is looking to get into that wants a super sport look .
This bike looks gorgeous .
They upgraded the styling considerably .
And the 2016 model here really looks like the 20 the new CBR 1000 double R from Honda , really love the styling and they really upgraded the technology .
So we have the full display here .
It's fully digital , the tachometer , the fuel gauge , all that is digital .
Now you have led lights in the front with this sharp beautiful looking nose up front here , Nissan brakes .
This motor is a 471 cc , 47.4 49.6 horsepower engine .
A really beautiful bike .
I'm just gorgeous .
I'm looking forward to taking it out for a spin in riding .
I know a lot of you guys when you're looking for a beginner bike option , you're looking at the 300 S now , but this gives you that big super sport look on a bike that you want and something that's more manageable for new riders and beginner motorcyclists .
All right .
So we're going to go hit some back country roads .
We're going to see how this bike looks in action on the streets and I'm going to take up our out for a spin and I'm going to give you my first impressions on the bike .
How does it feel ?
I came from a ninja 250 as a beginner bike and now I have 899 .
So I kind of have both experience on the ends of the spectrum .
I'm going to give you my opinion on if you're a new motorcyclist .
Should you be hopping on this bike ?
Let's say you're 62 and not a short midget like me .
Do you want something like this to consider instead of those bigger super sports ?
All right .
So honestly , this bike first impressions right off the bat .
It's , it's funny because coming from my 899 , it's like you're almost fighting the bike , right ?
You're fighting a little bit on how to do things .
It's a beast on this bike .
It is super forgiving .
It reminds me of my ninja 2 50 in the way that it's super forgiving , but it , it feels like a big bike .
Um It's got all the new technology , you got led lights on here .
Um It's got great power compared to a 2 50 or 300 obviously , because it's got so much more CCS , but this feels like a super sport bike in a way , but also feels like a beginner bike .
It doesn't have all those drawbacks of the super sports .
And obviously the super sports are a lot more powerful , they rev higher all that stuff , but this kind of gets you there .
And the thing is for a beginner , you don't want all that because you're going to be fighting the bike .
And I tell everybody all the time , you do not want to get like a high C C Supersport as your first bike because you want to learn how to ride a motor cycle first .
You need to learn how to counter steer .
You need to learn how to like navigate the bike , all this stuff and you don't want to be fighting a bike right off the bat , like really great comfortable seating position on the sea .
Feels great and the mirrors are good , beautiful , easy to read display .
So it's got a BS which is good .
And I tell everybody when you get a bike , especially now guys , it's 2017 , it's almost 2018 .
Get a bike with fucking A BS guys .
A lot of my friends who have crashed .
It's because they didn't have a BS , they lock the front brake .
And I know you're saying , Canadian rider just don't lock the front brake , don't grab too much front brake .
But you know what , it's way harder than it sounds when you're in those situations .
You don't know how you'll react and it takes training and time .
You could say it now , but you never know when it's going to happen to you , right .
So again , really , really impressive bike .
Um Look at this , it's just so agile like my ninja 2 50 .
It makes me miss my ninja 2 50 so much .
Look at this , look at that , just great power , like way more power than the 2 50 had .
So it has the power to like punch you and get you into places , right ?
But it's not , doesn't have all those qualities where you have to fight the bike about led lights on .
This puppy is it's a full , fully updated modern motorcycle .
This thing um really impressive .
Like I'm looking at this and the ride quality , the suspension .
So the suspension , oh my God , my on these roads , your ass and your balls are getting shoved inside of your body .
This thing is just a comfortable ride .
It really makes you forget that you're on a motorcycle sometimes makes you feel like you're riding some kind of magic carpet from Aladdin .
That's how I like to describe this .
It is really nice , beautiful looking too .
It really does look really beautiful .
Um a lot more wind protection than my 899 or my ninja 2 50 because of the cow here , the screen cow um overall very nice , you know , he could like the stock exhaust is ok .
He could put something else after market .
Um the levers .
Uh He can go like shorty levers .
But yeah , it's overall like it's a solid bike and these are what he bought this for $7000 .
So that's the MS R P for this bike .
Um For $7000 .
This is a great bike .
Super nice .
Look at this .
Just , just move it how he wants .
It's not fighting you .
I could , this is a bike I could ride for , oh my God for hours on end .
No problem with my 2 50 .
It's a little bit too , you know , you're going on the highway , it's winding out a little bit too much on the highway to ride it for extended periods .
But this would be no problem on the highway .
The Ducati again at times is loud and unrefined .
Let's say that's part of the character , but this is refined .
The engine is beautiful .
You don't hear any crazy noises .
It's a very smooth engine on this .
Wow , this is a beautiful motorcycle .
This is a and I love the looks .
The looks are just gorgeous guys like they really did put the super sport kind of C B R 1000 double R .
Look into this .
Um It's a nice bike , fully digital again .
Everything tank here .
My buddy's got the tank grips which are nice right here .
I think you got them off ebay .
Um Yeah , nice sounding exhaust for stock .
You can get like an Akpo or something .
You got that dough and you should have that dough because you saved a lot of money by getting this bike instead of like another super sport .
This truly to me is the ultimate beginner bike .
The ultimate beginner bike .
If you want to keep a beginner bike for longer than you normally would .
This is it because it's got that power that you need .
It's got that good looks and styling and it doesn't have any of the drawbacks that are going to fight you from learning how to properly ride a motorcycle .
Like this is sweet , like look at this , this is just sweet stuff right here .
Of course , it's a Honda .
Do I need to even speak about reliability on these motorcycles ?
Like these guys are the king of reliability of bikes .
I've seen so many of the older C B R S just go to like fucking 70 80,000 kilometers .
No problem .
Like reliability is not an issue , but you probably just need a maintain the chain .
Like some of my videos here on how to maintain your chain guys clean and live and just do the oil changes when you think Honda and you think everything a Honda is about and what other people think Honda is about this bike really crystallizes all those things that you think about .
You think about like performance , you think about precise design , you think about reliability , you think about refinement .
That's what I think about when I think of Honda and this motorcycle really does do all those things .
It's super refined .
Honestly , it's a ticket for me .
I came from a 2 50 to 899 and I'm on this now and this is like the perfect in between .
It's a joy to ride .
Like I'm kind of jealous .
I kind of want one .
If I was more rich , I'd have this too .
Might have to sell some limbs or something .
You know what it is also ?
That helps is the clip like the clip on .
See here it's , I raised , it definitely helps with the back .
God , I can't believe I'm speaking like a 50 year old man here , but it truly does .
It helps with the back , those like nice raise clip ons .
Honestly , I love riding it .
The highway man , I know I'm going to .
So let's see how it is on the highway .
I am almost certain it's going to blow me away again with its quality and refinement and wind protection and such on the highway .
So , and let's see how the engine cooperates with it on the highway .
That's one thing about the 250 .
It was like it could go on the highway and it did , but it would wean on the highway , you know , little bit of struggle .
That should have been an advanced green , but I guess not .
All right .
It's quite embarrassing .
This is usually an advanced green .
They just don't make an advanced green today .
Ah , the suspension is so smooth .
Oh , all right .
So , here we go .
We're on the highway .
We're doing 100 and three and much better wind protection than my ninja 2 50 or my Ducati 899 .
Agali gives me and this is the stock windscreen .
So I'm really happy with the wind protection right now .
If you get a double bubble or something , it will help even more , but this is good .
This is solid .
The engine is at 5000 R PM .
Uh And I am in the top gear .
I'm pretty sure let me check .
No , I'm not in the top gear .
There we go .
Now , I'm in the top gear right around 4500 R PM .
We're doing 100 .
So this is like the engine doesn't feel whey engine feels strong here .
No problem riding on the highway for a long period of time on this bike as it is stock engine is fine .
I'm doing 100 you can do 1 20 easily .
It's not , the engine isn't working too hard .
It's not making that sound again .
Comfort wise , it's still there .
Oh , that's another thing I completely forgot to mention .
Obviously , it's not a problem on many bikes , but the heat on my Ducati is fucking atrocious on a day like this and my balls would be burning .
Oh , I'm so comfortable here like it's nice and cool around my crotch area .
It's perfect .
So you don't have those heat issues on this bike then .
That's a great thing .
And obviously fuel economy here is going to be tremendous on this bike .
I don't actually know the exact fuel economy figures , but right now it's like 2.7 liters per 100 kilometers .
Is that right ?
Oh , my God , guys , fuel economy .
Give me a break .
Go your Big Mac and then you'll be ok for the week of gasoline .
I don't think anybody on their first time is going to really bring out this break for the first six months .
When you're learning guys , there's going to be a lot of bike to take advantage of like you're gonna be faster on this bike than any of those fucking or wanna be like myself on a super , like a high C C super sport .
But you can actually ride better .
You're gonna get that ability to take the turns deeper and take them faster than any of those fucking guys .
The super sports , trust me because a lot of those dudes , they're straight speed only and you're going to be able to develop the skills of taking the turns .
And obviously you're going to be a much safer rider because you're going to be able to maneuver a motorcycle way easier because you have the experience this lets you learn how to do all that stuff instead of jumping straight to a crazy high powered rifle like a super sport .
Bring it out here .
Good power , man .
Hit its good power .
Here's one thing I'll tell you right now , do I ?
Yeah , this is the best way to describe .
I think it really describes how I would use this bike and how much I love it on a random ass night on a Saturday .
I wouldn't take out my Ducati and pointlessly and aimlessly ride around in my city just for like seeing everything that's going on and just taking it and clearing your head .
This is a bike I would do that in .
This is a bike .
I would feel comfortable in doing that in and I would enjoy doing that in .
Not on my , that's for sure .
This is a bike that you could really take and ride and you really want to ride everywhere all the time for no matter how long .
It's that nice .
This bike is that wifey material wife that you want to live with the rest of your life .
This is that bike , the Ducati duty .
Is that fine Italian girl that you kind of just want to have fun with one night on a weekend but not really live with and face all her , you know , not negative qualities but unique characteristics .
Let's say this bike is the wifey that you need for the rest of your life to treat you well , this is what this bike is .
So I want to say thanks for my friend Nam .
He let me borrow his bike for a bit and to review it and he picked a great bike like what a bike to start off with .
And I'm glad he got this bike and now I realize why he's loving it so much .
And he's always telling me , man , this bike is sick and I'm like , ok , let me take a ride in it and you know , figure it out and feel it out for myself .
And it really is a perfect beginner bike .
This is truly a perfect beginner bike and this is the only model .
You actually the 2017 s don't have it .
Only the 2016 have the Matte black .
This looks stunning in the matte black guys look absolutely beautiful .
It looks so nice .
It looks so good .
If you're a beginner honestly and you want that power , you want that sport bike look , the super sport look , but you're also conscious guys , you can kill yourself on these motorcycles and you want to get a bike that can really get you to learn how to properly ride a motorcycle .
This is the bike you want to get guys .
I 100% recommend this bike C B R 502,016 from Honda Incredible Machine for you looking to get into the motorcycling world .
Those are my thoughts on the bike .
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